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What does it mean if your heart rate exceeds the recommended target while working out?

What does it mean if your heart rate exceeds the recommended target while working out?

A few possible: Poor conditioning, exercise induced arrythmias are the most common. ...Read more

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If someone is told that there heart is only working at 5% what does this mean and what can happen to the person if this is so?

If someone is told that there heart is only working at 5% what does this mean and what can happen to the person if this is so?

Weak heart.: A heart that's pumping at 5% (normal would be 55-65%) would really at an end-stage of what we'd call congestive heart failure. That person would generally be short of breath with even the slightest bit of activity. ...Read more

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My dad's heart is only working at 20 percent what does this mean?

Cardiomyopathy: If he was told his left ventricular ejection fraction is 20%, it means his heart's function is severely diminished. A normal ejection fraction is 50% or greater. However, modern medications can help improve ones ejection fraction and, even in cases wherein the ejection fraction does not improve, ones symptoms can be improved dramatically with medical therapy. A cardiologist can often solve this. ...Read more

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What does a heart failure mean with 30 percent working?

What does a heart failure mean with 30 percent working?

Heart disease: The ef is the ejection fraction or the percent of the volume of blood in the heart that is pumped with each beat. It is a measure of the ability of the heart to contract. It is normally 55 to 65 per cent. Abnormal hearts can have much lower ejection fractions. The lower the ef the weaker the heart. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your heart beats 160 beats per minute working out?

What does it mean when your heart beats 160 beats per minute working out?

Strong workout or: You have a hyperkinetic heart. Much to be done with your diet, avoid coffee/caffeine & sweets/refined carbs. Stress test would sepaarae the what from the chaff: you might have mitral valve prolapse & an echo could help. Hrs www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the doctor says that only 5% of my heart is working?

What does it mean if the doctor says that only 5% of my heart is working?

Ejection Fraction: The ejection fraction (ef) refers to the percentage of blood that is squeezed out with every heartbeat. For instance, if the heart is filled with 100 ml of blood at the start of a heartbeat, and squeezes out 20 ml, the ef is 20%. Normal ef is 55-70%. You would need to clarify with your doctor if he means that your ef is 5%, or if he is referring to some other assessment/approximation. ...Read more

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I was working very hard and hadn't slept for 36+ hours my heart rate was 44 last night usually around 50-60! Does this mean I have heart disease?

I was working very hard and hadn't slept for 36+ hours my heart rate was 44 last night usually around 50-60! Does this mean I have heart disease?

Not necessarily: A heart rate of 44 is low but for some people this is normal, particularly if you are an athlete. If you have no symptoms, such as dizziness or passing out this is good too. An EKG would be good to make sure your heart is beating from your sinus node. There is a problem called sick sinus syndrome that causes a low heart rate. Usually with this problem your heart rate doesn't increase. All the best ...Read more

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A 42yr old female trucker, overweight, right side of heart working harder than left side. What's it mean? Blockage on left side? Docctor recently told her this and wants to do echo test.

A 42yr old female trucker, overweight, right side of heart working harder than left side. What's it mean? Blockage on left side? Docctor recently told her this and wants to do echo test.

Pulmonary hypertensi: In an overweight person it is very likely they have sleep apnea. This can cause pulmonary hypertension which is elevated pressure in the pulmonary arteries. This in turn causes elevated pressure in the right heart. This person should be checked for sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Doctor, doctors say that my grandfather's heart is working only 25%. please explain me what does this mean. He is 72 years old.

Doctor, doctors say that my grandfather's heart is working only 25%. please explain me what does this mean. He is 72 years old.

? EF: They may be referring to his Ejection Fraction (EF), that was measured most likely on an Echocardiogram. The EF is a measurement of how well the heart is pumping. It represents the volumetric fraction of blood pumped out of the left and right ventricle with each heartbeat or cardiac cycle. 25% is ow and he will need to be followed closely by the Cardiologist. ...Read more

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My mother in law was told that her heart is only working at 5% and now it has went up to 20% what does this mean.

My mother in law was told that her heart is only working at 5% and now it has went up to 20% what does this mean.

Ejection fraction: They are probably referring to "ejection fraction" (EF), or the amount of blood ejected from the left side of your heart when it contracts. Normal is 55-70%. An EF of 5% represent significant heart disease. EF is changed by heart condition and therapies prescribed. Follow the cardiologists recommendations closely, as the heart is at risk for concerning irregular rhythms when EF too low. ...Read more

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How to tell if your heart is working right.

Bascially two tests: For your heart are electrocardiogram (ekg) and echocardiogram. The first tests the electrical conduction of your heart, the latter tests the mechanical function of your heart. Ask your doctor, but neither test is necessary at your age if you are not having symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any difference in how hard your heart is working if its 130bpm at 10mins and 130bpm at 20mins?

MHR: A rough calculation of your maximal heart rate by your age is 194. At around 130 you are at a 70% of your maximal heart rate at the target zones of training. Longer you stay more fat burning will happen at that zone. If you are building muscle and endurance not good to stay long at that zone. Well use training target heart zones can help you plan your goals. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your heart skips a beat?

What does it mean if your heart skips a beat?

Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your heart beats fast even though your body is relaxed?

What does it mean if your heart beats fast even though your body is relaxed?

Depends on how fast: Denends on how fast the heart is beating
If it a concern get it checkd by your doctor as it can be due to Hyperthyroidism or Anemia and heart conditions ...Read more

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What does it mean if your heart / chest hurts when you burp? What can you do about it?

What does it mean if your heart / chest hurts when you burp? What can you do about it?

See a doctor: This may represent an irritation to the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Such pain may get better with antacids but it would be worth checking with an md to find out if there can be any other causes and to reassure you (often with an ekg heart test) that there is no heart cause to the pain. I suspect that each time a belch passes it stretches the irritated esophagus. ...Read more

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Is cholesterol testing a good indicator of future heart problems? Is an ECG a good way to measure if your heart is working properly/heart health?

Is cholesterol testing a good indicator of future heart problems? Is an ECG a good way to measure if your heart is working properly/heart health?

Risk factors: High cholesterol is only one of the risk factors for coronary artery disease, among other risks such as diabetes, hypertension, smoking, and family history. Ecg evaluates heart rhythm and can diagnose some problems with the heart but is a very limited test. Depending on symptoms, further testing may be recommended. ...Read more

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What does a heart function of 45% mean?

What does a heart function of 45% mean?

Ejection fraction: Ejection fraction is a method of measuring how well the heart squeezes. Normal should be around 65%. It is the percentage of blood a full heart pushes out with heart beat. So if a full heart had 100ml of blood then with an ef of 45%, 45ml of blood would be ejected with a heart beat. ...Read more

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Is my heart working properly?

Is my heart working properly?

Heart: In young people if there are no symptoms then we would assume their heart is working properly. If someone has a family history of death at younger age then they should review with their family doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if heart hurts?

What does it mean if heart hurts?

Physically or emotio: Physically it means that the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen but emotionally the heart can be strained too by more complex mechanism (the broken heart syndrome). ...Read more

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What does heart size is exaggerated mean?

What does heart size is exaggerated mean?

Out of Context: I am sorry but that word is not medical and is reported out of context. I would advise you to ask for a complete explanation from the physician that ordered the test. ...Read more

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Fat around the heart. What does that mean?

Fat around the heart. What does that mean?

Nothing: It means you have fat around the heart. Nothing more. If you're overweight, it means the fat is everywhere, including in your chest. There is no disease from this condition. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my heart has a "gallop"?

What does it mean if my heart has a "gallop"?

Heart physiology: A gallop is an extra heart sound triggered either by early ventricular filling of a volume overloaded ventricle (s3), or by late atrial filling during atrial contraction into a noncompliant ventricle (s4). ...Read more

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What do these sharp pains over my heart mean?

What do these sharp pains over my heart mean?

More info: All depends where is the pain, how long does it last any exertional nature. Heart pain usually occurs with exertion last 5-10 min and improves with rest. ...Read more

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I feel my heart palpating what does that mean?

I feel my heart palpating what does that mean?

Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What does it mean 80 percent use of heart pacer?

What does it mean 80 percent use of heart pacer?

See below: Your pacemaker is on demanand it paces your heart 80% of the time and the 20% of the time the heart is not paced. ...Read more

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I need to know what exactly does a heart tap mean?

Pericardiocentesis: Draining fluid or blood from around the heart with the use of a needle. ...Read more

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What does it mean to get an extension of the heart?

What does it mean to get an extension of the heart?

Extension: I assume you mean an extension of a heart attack. This happens when the initial event extends its amount of damage as time goes on ather than the whole damage happening at once. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your heart vibrates?

Fibrillates?: The atrium and the ventricle can fibrillate. Kind of vibrate at the pericardial sac. Atrial fib can be treated as outpatient but if the heart rate goes fast may need cardioversion. Ventricular fibrillation is an emergency need cpr/acls. ...Read more